Russell Westbrook’s popcorn incident earlier this week was not the only fan fight he had in his career, and the impact of one famous issue was when Thursday
The Utah Jazz fan’s $ 100 million lawsuit against the team was sacked years after they were barred from watching the team at Vivint Arena. 2019 events
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Shane Keisel said there was nothing racial about the chase directed towards Westbrook in the 2019 games.He said the incident cost him his job and gave him the opportunity to face online threats. Jazz said the crews investigated the incident and stood by the verdict that barred him and Jennifer Huff from the venue.
At the time, Westbrook was fined $ 25,000 by the NBA after a video emerged showing the former Oklahoma City Thunder defender directing a rude comment on Kisel in the crowd. Westbrook said at the time he was hurt by fans for telling him to “kneel like you used to”;.
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Kisel was banned the next day.
In the jazz lawsuit, Keisel admitted Westbrook was wrong. But confirmed that he told me to “Take care of the knees” because when there are towels wrapped He denied making ridicule about race.
Keisel’s attorney, Scott Hoyt, said his client intends to appeal the decision.Jeff Hunt, Jazz attorney, said the team was “satisfied with the verdict.”
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Westbrook, who now plays for the Washington Wizards, was further threatened on Wednesday when he dropped popcorn in hand, the Philadelphia 76ers banned fans indefinitely.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.